SPOILERS DANCING AHEAD: The world of “Caprica” continues to be revealed one layer at a time in Gravedancing. This episode allowed me to play with character themes again and follow their ever-changing arcs. But, I was also able to introduce more pop music into their society, including themes for Baxter Sarno’s TV show, and multiple songs featured prominently on Caprican radio, straddling the line between source and score.
First of all, I just have to say Patton Oswalt is one of the funniest and most unique comedians working today. I will confess when I first learned he would have a role on “Caprica,” I wondered if he could effectively blend into the world. However, at this point, my only regret about them casting Patton is that they didn’t make him a series regular! Somehow, adding this kind of personality to the grim and brooding texture of the series adds a layer of authenticity to the city, and to the entire world.